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Disaster Declared in Lamar County

Disaster Declared in Lamar County

On Thursday, County Judge Chuck Superville issued a disaster declaration for Lamar County.  The declaration is due to the flash flooding and continuous rainfall the county has experience since early May. More rainfall is expected this weekend with a Flash Flood warning issued for Lamar County...

05/22/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council Member Sworn In; New Mayor Chosen

City Council Member Sworn In; New Mayor Chosen

Matt Frierson (District 5), Dr. Steve Clifford (District 4) and A.J. Hashmi (District 7) were sworn in as Paris City Council members Monday night during the regular scheduled meeting. In a 4-3 vote Dr. Hashmi was chosen as Mayor.  Sue Lancaster (District 2) was elected mayor pro-tem. ...

05/19/2015 by eParisExtra
Help Name Boat Race and Win Cash

Help Name Boat Race and Win Cash

The Visitors and Convention Council is pleased to announce that the drag boat races are returning to Lake Crook.  Tourism director Becky Semple has worked diligently with the Southern Drag Boat Association (SBDA), the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Paris to bring back the...

05/19/2015 by eParisExtra
U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Ratcliffe to Host Telephone Town Hall

U.S. Representative John Ratcliffe (Texas-04) will host a telephone town hall on May 21 starting at 7 p.m. CT.  All constituents, including all residents of Lamar County, are invited to participate. A telephone town hall is a live, toll-free town hall meeting over the phone in order to give...

05/17/2015 by eParisExtra
Rebecca Clifford Resigns from PEDC Board

Rebecca Clifford Resigns from PEDC Board

Rebecca Clifford announced her resignation from the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) Board yesterday during the meeting. In a letter dated May 12th, Clifford states that due to her husband, Dr. Steve Clifford, being elected to serve as City Councilman for District 4 she was...

05/13/2015 by eParisExtra
Matt Frierson Wins District 5

Matt Frierson Wins District 5

Tuesday morning, May 12th, at 8:30am the early ballot board convened to determine if the one provisional ballot would count or not in the very close race for the Paris City Council seat in District 5. That one provisional vote did count and it was for incumbent Matt Frierson. Frierson won the...

05/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Van Relief Efforts

Van Relief Efforts

As the North Lamar Panthers move on to the Area Round of the playoffs, baseball might be the furthest thing from the mind of their opponent. Late Sunday night, a tornado ripped through the city of Van. With the tornado, came a lot of destruction as well. As of Monday morning, there are at least...

05/12/2015 by eParisExtra
Hashmi narrowly defeats Moffitt, Clifford replaces Grossnickle

Hashmi narrowly defeats Moffitt, Clifford replaces Grossnickle

Dr. A.J. Hashmi With 1,278 votes cast and much anticipation, former mayor and councilman AJ Hashmi narrowly defeats Denise Moffitt in District 7.  In District 4, Steve Clifford beats out councilman Richard Grossnickle.  Sitting Mayor Matt Frierson defeats contenders Linda Sue Knox and...

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Election Day: Saturday, May 9th

Election Day: Saturday, May 9th

The election for Districts 4, 5, and 7 is today, Saturday May 9, 2015.  All voting is at the Lamar County Courthouse Annex, located in the 200 block of Lamar Avenue in downtown Paris. The candidates will appear on the ballots in the following order: For City Council Member District No....

05/09/2015 by eParisExtra
Big Turnout During Early Voting

Big Turnout During Early Voting

The Paris City Council races brought out nearly double the number of early voters compared to last year. During the seven days that the polls were open for early voting, 900 votes were cast. Last year when three seats were also open on the Paris City Council, there was just 431 ballots cast...

05/06/2015 by eParisExtra
ISIS in Northeast Texas?

ISIS in Northeast Texas?

Garland, Texas is only 97 miles from Paris.  Is it possible that ISIS operatives were an hour and half away? Although not verified by  U.S. officials, ISIS  has claimed responsibility for the attack outside a Prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland that occurred on Sunday, May 3rd.  ...

05/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Tuesday Last Day of Early Voting

Tuesday Last Day of Early Voting

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 is the last day of early voting for the three open seats on the Paris City Council. During the first six days of early voting a total of 765 votes were cast. District 7, the race between A.J. Hashmi and Denise Hutto Moffitt has drawn the most number of voters to the ballot...

05/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Citizens Continue to Participate in Early Voting

Citizens Continue to Participate in Early Voting

Early Voting for the three open seats on the Paris City Council continues. Another 108 people voted on Thursday, April 30th. Again the biggest number of votes cast was in District 7 in the race between A.J. Hashmi and Denise Hutto Moffitt.  57 votes were cast on Thursday, bringing the four day...

05/01/2015 by eParisExtra
District 7 Race Heats Up

District 7 Race Heats Up

Looking at early voting numbers, the race that is drawing the biggest number of early votes is for the District 7 seat on the Paris City Council. Denise Hutto Moffitt is challenging A.J. Hashmi for the seat. On Wednesday, April 29th another 87 votes were cast in that District. Yesterday was the...

04/30/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Board to Consult with Dallas Attorney Regarding Allegations Against Clifford and Defenbaugh

PEDC Board to Consult with Dallas Attorney Regarding Allegations Against Clifford and Defenbaugh

Tuesday, the board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) met in a special called meeting  to discuss with their attorneys a letter sent by Ricky Hayes to the PEDC Board regarding false and defamatory statements made by Rebecca Clifford (pictured right) and included in last...

04/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Archers Announce Extension of Annual Tournament in Paris until 2022

Archers Announce Extension of Annual Tournament in Paris until 2022

Archery Shooters Association President, Mike Tyrell, announced a five year contract extension with the city of Paris this past weekend.  The extension covers years 2018 to 2022. President Tyrell stated, “The reason we did the extension is very simple.  We love coming to Paris.  Great...

04/28/2015 by eParisExtra
Over 100 Ballots Cast on First Day of Early Voting

Over 100 Ballots Cast on First Day of Early Voting

Over 100 ballots were cast Monday, April 27th during the first day of early voting for the open seats on the Paris City Council. The greatest number of votes (56) were cast yesterday for the race in District 7 where incumbent A.J. Hashmi is running against Denise Hutto Moffitt. In District 4,...

04/28/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday Night

City Council to Meet Monday Night

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2015. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The members of the City Council will discuss and possibly act on the following measures: An Ordinance of the City...

04/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Early Voting Begins Monday

Early Voting Begins Monday

Tomorrow, Monday, April 27th early voting begins for Paris City Council seats in District 4, 5, or 7 could. In District 7, incumbent A.J. Hashmi is running against Denise Moffitt. Dr. Steve Clifford, is running against incumbent Dr. Richard Grossnickle for District 4. And current City of Paris...

04/26/2015 by eParisExtra
Letter from Ricky Hayes Accuses Clifford of False and Defamatory Statements

Letter from Ricky Hayes Accuses Clifford of False and Defamatory Statements

The board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has called a Special Meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10am to go into closed Executive Session to discuss with their attorney a letter sent by Ricky Hayes to the PEDC Board regarding false and defamatory statements made by...

04/24/2015 by eParisExtra